Organized into three sections, it begins with the phenomena of fire followed by the principles of design by which one develops a defense against fire disaster in buildings. Lastly, it deals with the hardware of fire control, communication and extinguishment. A thorough analysis of building code criteria regarding fire safety is included. Each chapter features study aids along with questions and answers.
This overview of the structural design process is aimed specifically at designers with limited backgrounds in engineering analysis or mathematics. 11 different structural systems are described, each with an explanation of the design and a sample set of con
Uses a simple and practical approach to cover typical components and design of ordinary, uncomplicated systems for building lighting basics. Both natural lighting and electrical lighting are included and both the Commission Internationale d'Eclairage and IESNA methods are introduced for daylighting calculations. An expanded version of the point method is shown that covers all orientations instead of only orthogonal relationships. Along with terms and fixtures commonly used in the profession, each chapter includes numerous examples, ending with exercises and study questions that enable readers to better understand the material.
A complete, accessible introduction to structural masonryfundamentals. This practical volume provides a thorough grounding in the designof masonry structures for buildings --with clear and easy-to-graspcoverage of basic materials, construction systems, building codes,industry standards, and simple computations for structural elementsof commonly used forms of masonry. Well-written and carefullyorganized, the book: * Includes all principal types of masonry materials: brick, stone,fired clay, concrete block, glass block, and more * Contains information on unreinforced, reinforced, and veneeredconstruction * Examines key design criteria: dead loads, live loads, lateralloads, structural planning, building code requirements, andperformance measurement * Features helpful study aids --including exercises and solutions,glossary of terms, bibliography, and detailed appendices. Requiring only minimal prior experience in engineering analysis ordesign, Simplified Design of Masonry Structures is ideal forself-study or classroom use. It is an essential reference forarchitecture and engineering students and professionals.
Contains practical, easy-to-read explanations regarding the issues and problems encountered in designing for these natural disasters. This edition includes important code updates from the 1994 Uniform Building Code as well as more detailed information on engineering computations and lateral force construction. Increased attention is paid to the relationship between building design and seismic response. Features a discussion of the latest CAD products for lateral design work. Serves as a major reference for anyone preparing for seismic and wind design test sections of State Board Examinations (for licensing purposes).
The classic visual guide to the basics of building construction,now with a 3D digital building model for interactive learning For over three decades, Building Construction Illustratedhas offered an outstanding introduction to the principles ofbuilding construction. This new edition of the revered classicremains as relevant as ever, providing the latest information inFrancis D.K. Ching's signature style. Its rich and comprehensiveapproach clearly presents all of the basic concepts underlyingbuilding construction. New to this edition are digital enhancements delivered as anonline companion to the print edition and also embedded in e-bookeditions. Features include a 3D model showing how buildingcomponents come together in a final project. llustrated throughout with clear and accurate drawings thatpresent the state of the art in construction processes andmaterials Updated and revised to include the latest knowledge onsustainability, incorporation of building systems, and use of newmaterials Contains archetypal drawings that offer clear inspiration fordesigners and drafters Reflects the 2012 International Building Codes and 2012 LEEDsystem This new edition of Building Construction Illustratedremains as relevant as ever, with the most current knowledgepresented in a rich and comprehensive manner that does notdisappoint.
The Architect Registration Exam (ARE) is part of the licensing requirements for U.S. and Canadian architects. A computerized, closed-book exam, the ARE is administered year-round at a network of test centers.The topics represented on the ARE may be roughly divided into two areas: structural and nonstructural. We offer two primary study guides for the exam -- one volume devoted to each area. Each volume includes concise reviews of the exam topics, with practice problems and solutions.Additional practice for the ARE is provided by Architecture Exam Review: Site Planning and Building Design Graphic Divisions.Volume II: Nonstructural Topics provides a thorough review of the ARE nonstructural exam topics, including the exam's most challenging divisions: Site Planning and Building Design. More than 80 sample questions are provided, with solutions, along with a valuable checklist of items that should be considered in every design solution. The book also covers test-taking strategy, and is enhanced by illustrations, figures, and tables, along with a detailed index. The fifth edition was updated to reflect changes in the exam -- the adoption of a computerized format and use of the 2000 versions of the International Building Code and the International Plumbing Code.
For more than 60 years, a must-have Reference for the Design and Construction Trades This Ninth Edition of one of the all-time bestselling books on architecture provides a clear, accessible presentation of the engineering information that is essential for architects and builders. It offers a concise understanding of the structural design process, including information on structural analysis, materials, and systems. * Offers a highly readable and understandable approach to investigating and designing commonly used structures for ordinary buildings * Provides essential formulas for the solution of structural problems * Includes more than 200 simple, descriptive illustrations * Features updated code and material information * Covers wood, steel concrete, and masonry structures An unparalleled resource for students and young professional in architecture, construction, and civil engineering, Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders, Ninth Edition boils structural engineering down to its essential and provides the simple design solutions that are used for the vast majority of buildings.
Considered a standard in the field, this edition has been updated and expanded. Presents a minimum of fundamental structural mechanics and a digest of the basic issues regarding common forms of construction in major structural materials of wood, steel, concrete and masonry. Contains a new section on the topic of strength design, the latest information on model building codes and industry standards, a chapter on the basic nature and some detail of trusses. Includes a wealth of illustrative examples.